Game Recognition II

I have been away from WordPress for about a month now. I’m fine, don’t worry about that. I really didn’t know what to write about, so you could say that I had a mental block, but I’m back now. Expect frequent posts again. This is Game Recognition! (previously Indie Recognition). This is where I search far and wide for titles that have just been released, are in development, or titles that I think deserve more than they have already. So, without any more bother, let’s get this under way!



First up we have ‘Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball’… try saying that when you’ve had a few. Well, anyway, this game caught my eye a couple of months ago. It just looks so much fun. It’s basically a futuristic sport where two teams battle it out in a skate park of sorts – maybe it’s a nightclub, I’m not sure – with exploding dodgeballs. It’s absolutely mental, yet brilliant. I have never seen anything like this game, nor do I think I ever will, again. Along with the standard game mode comes Basketball, checkpoint racing and other game modes which make this title that little bit more special. ‘Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodgeball’ brings fun back to multiplayer gaming. Along with the amazing, wacky gameplay, is the compelling soundtrack. You will find yourself getting into the music as much as you get in to the game. 82apps have brought us something special here. You can pick it up on Steam Greenlight now, I think. If not, you can get a key from the website, here: Robot Roller Derby Disco Dodge Ball. If that wasn’t enough to make you want this game, watch this trailer. It is bizarre, yet amazing: DodgeBall!

Kingdom Come Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been dubbed ‘Kickstarters most ambitious game’, and with that, must come an amazing experience, right? Well, if you’re a fan of ‘Game of Thrones’ – who isn’t right – then you will love this, apparently. Warhorse have said that ‘Kingdom Come’ is the ‘Game of Thrones’ without dragons. That sounds quite amazing, right? Well Warhorse have said that this game will be an “action-adventure, role-playing game featuring blockbuster production values, a nonlinear story and revolutionary, first-person melee combat”. Whilst this sounds amazing, the actual game looks amazing. The reason I put it in here is because it sounds amazing, and I think it deserves some recognition before it’s 2015 release. Oh, and if that isn’t enough to make you even want to look at this game, it’s also made with CryEngine, so as you can tell, the game looks fantastic. Here is a trailer just to show you what the game is all about. Prepare to be amazed: Kingdom Come (Thanks to Gamespot for the trailer).


Now, we have a game that I don’t really know much about. I’m sure a lot of people know more than me, but from seeing gameplay of this title, I couldn’t help but feel amazed. In my opinion, Satellite Reign looks to be like XCOM, where you control a group of 4 soldiers, and with XCOM being a really well received title, I can’t see why Satellite Reign can’t do the same. The game is based in a real time universe, with gun battles going on in real time, obviously. Everything comes into play in this universe. You can choose to approach each conflict with brute force, or with complete stealth, it’s up to you. Pedestrians, vehicles and anything else in this universe will get in the way of conflicts, so you really will have to think about what you are doing. The developer 5 Lives Studios released a gameplay video not too long ago. Here it is: Satellite Reign.

So, it’s Wednesday and this is what I promised to do each Wednesday. I also believe this is a good way to get me back into writing, without suffering from any more blocks. Weekend I could be reviewing Titanfall once and for all. So make sure you keep an eye out for that. Thank you for being supportive.


Indie Recognition Day

Indie Recognition Day

Hi! In this new weekly post, I shall be talking about some indie titles that I think deserve some recognition. I will be searching far and wide for indie games that have come out in the past months, or ones that are in development. Let’s face it, these independent developers put a lot of work into what they want to create, and in my eyes they deserve more recognition than they have got already. There are some amazing games out there that people haven’t heard of, and now, I want to help bring them to light, even if it’s only a little. So without any more explanations, here we go!


Survival games seem to be the big thing at the moment, and The Forest looks set to take this genre by storm. I fortunately came across this game whilst looking around the internet for anything to do with video games. The trailer started, and my first reaction was that this was just going to be something like all the rest, but I continued to watch, and I’m glad I did. This game is going to be something big, there’s no doubt about that. With games like DayZ and Rust becoming the must have games of 2014, you could question why The Forest will be anything compared to those two. Well, The Forest has the same objectives as those games. You have to survive, pretty much like DayZ and Rust, but where as DayZ and Rust focus on PVP, The Forest doesn’t. The Forest is a single player game, where your objective is to build, explore and survive. I’ve heard people say it looks like Minecraft with graphics, and they are half right about that. It does look like a minecraft game, but for adults. You’re pretty much entering a world where plants grow and die, changing weather patterns, tides that roll in and out with the day/night cycle and much more. To survive, you will have to stay warm, stay fed and watch out for the crazy people on the island. You can craft weapons in The Forest; although I’m not too sure if they mean guns. I’m pretty sure they mean hand crafter weapons like spears ETC. You can either choose to fight, or to hide from your enemies. It’s completely up to you. You can find more information about The Forest here: Welcome To The Forest. Alpha predicted to be available on Steam early 2014. 

No man's Sky

No man’s Sky is one of those Indie Games that you just know is going to be good. It stole the show at VGX back in 2013 with how unique it looked. If you go to the website it will say “A science fiction game, set in an infinite, procedural universe. Developed by Hello Games, a small indie studio.” You might know Hello Games for being behind the much successful Joe Danger games. They are a great little company who know how to get the best out of what they have. The website doesn’t give you any information, but they did release a trailer. The trailer is beautiful. You wouldn’t think that they only had 4 people working on it at the moment. You can find the trailer here: No Man’s Sky

Next Car Game

You might recognise Bugbear Entertainment as the company behind the Flatout Series, which in my eyes, was very successful. Bugbear started a kickstarter campaign last year for their new project ‘Next Car Game’. Even though they cancelled the campaign, Bugbear concentrated instead on the pre-orders for the game, which resulted in Bugbear bringing in $1 million within the first week according to lead game designer Janne Suur-Nakki. The reason I have picked Next Car Game to be in this list is because I love these games. I love smashing up cars for fun in the gaming world. There’s just a sense of enjoyment that comes from seeing a car being pulverized by another vehicle. Anyway, enough about me!  The engine behind Next Car Game is phenomenal, it really is. The destruction is beautiful. It’s probably the best destruction I’ve seen in any racing game over the last 10 years, and I’m not exaggerating about that. Just to show you what it’s like, here is a fan made trailer (credit to: zusaij) . The trailer is gameplay, and even though you probably won’t believe it, you should: Next Car Game.

Well I hope you enjoyed what I have done here. In the future I will probably add more than 3 games to the list, but this is just a test, if you could call it that. Every Wednesday this will be posted, so if you enjoy what I do, please come back for a review at the weekend. Cya!